Sexting: A New Relationship Crisis?

Sexting: A New Relationship Crisis?

According to a new study, and over 80% of individuals admit to sending and receiving suggestive text messages behavior known as sexting—and it may improve marital happiness for many couples. Sexting stories that go awry, such as images that have been leaked or manipulated, generally dominate news of the behavior. Many individuals have little compassion for an action that some find taboo when private images or videos are made public. Some people believe that losing one’s privacy is an unavoidable consequence of receiving and sending suggestive text messages. However, research published at the 123rd annual congress of the American Psychological Association suggests that sexting is widespread, particularly among couples.

The problem is that not everyone defines ‘sexting’ in the same manner. Is it sending sexually explicit or suggestive messages? Is it mostly about sending sexual images? A few people believe it to be one, the other, or both. Because there have been differing viewpoints on the matter, this has become complicated. ‘Sexting’ may not be limited to only informing, but may also include the use of Twitter, Facebook, Skype, and Facetime, as well as other online media platforms. While video conferencing, this could also involve sending factually indisputable video or revealing bare body parts. This further muddles the issue and broadens the modern definition. Proextender also agrees on this matter.

The majority of individuals have warmed up to the concept of ‘sexting,’ and according to the previously referenced studies, a large majority of individuals have acted (and engage) in this conduct. These studies as polls have looked into how ‘sexting’ can help people enhance their connections and revitalize their sex life. There is, however, a darker aspect to it. This article is about people who use ‘sexting’ as a technique to get stimulation, sex, and/or notice outside of their current relationship. Because virtual or digital relations are not considered “real,” the distinctions between them are sometimes muddled.

The issue not everyone uses the same definition of ‘sexting.’ Is it sending signals that are sexually explicit or provocative? Is it mostly about sending sexual images? Some individuals believe it to be one, the other, or both. Even though there have been differing viewpoints on the matter, this has been unclear. Sexting may encompass not only texting but also the usage of social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Skype, and Facetime, among others. While video conferencing, this might also imply sending sexually suggestive video or revealing nude body parts. This further confuses things and expands the current meaning.

Notwithstanding its means to develop partner dialogue, previous studies — and recent headlines — have focused almost entirely on the negative consequences of sexting. The news last year about phone breaches that resulted in the disclosure of nude images of celebrities such as actress Jennifer Lawrence, pop star Rihanna, and top model Kate Upton is one of the most well-known examples. In another high-profile sexting case, US Senator Anthony Weiner resigned from the House and Senate after admitting to sending sexually graphic images of himself for the a number of women via media platforms.